Dept of Agriculture, Marketing Print

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This department deals with the formulation and implementation of various programmes to augment production of both food crops and cash crops in the State. It undertakes activities among farmers to promote scientific methods of cultivation plant protection etc. and also arranges the supply of high yielding varieties of seeds, seedlings, planting materials and plant protection chemicals to farmers. The department also formulates policies and programmes relating to provision of credit to farmers. Agricultural Research, Education and Extension are three important functions of the department. It runs agricultural farms and also has an engineering wing.

The Director of Agriculture is the head of the Department.  Additional Director is given the charge of Director - Marketing.  He is assisted by one Deputy Director and one Assistant Director and one Technical Assistant. Each district office is headed by Principal Agriculture Officer, to whom an Assistant Director marketing is attached. Department is having  14 AGMARK labs  with 10 chemists.

In Kerala 95 markets have been covered under AGMARKNET project which is a nationwide initiative in connecting agriculture markets to benefit the farmers from the new global market access  oppertunities. This portal provides market information using the data collected through AGMARKNET.